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White House COVID Task Force: Florida, Escambia, Pensacola in red zone

According to the Jan. 3 White House COVID-19 Task Force report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Florida is the red zone for increase in the…

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County didn’t run out of CARES dollars for families

News Journal reporter Annie Blanks today told the story of Rebecca Swindle, 59-year-old grandmother who had her electricity cut off while waiting for a $3,000…

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Mayor: ‘We need to secure our share of the vaccine’

by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly Mayor Grover Robinson opened a Q & A forum on Facebook Wednesday by relaying that the area was experiencing a “fairly…

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DeSantis thumbs nose at home rule on COVID

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis strongly reaffirmed his opposition to local government officials’ attempts to impose their…

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More vaccinations tomorrow and this weekend

Ascension Sacred Heart will hold additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Thursday in Milton and Pensacola for local residents who are age 65 and older. Unfortuntately,…

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COVID Escambia: Positivity rate 22 percent, new record for hospitalizations, no vax for teachers

According to the Florida Department of Health, Escambia County ‘s positivity rate yesterday was 22.45% based on 891 test results reported for Monday, Jan. 5….

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Contact info to schedule vaccination at Olive Baptist and Milton Community Center

In Escambia County, the first series of clinics in January will take place in the gym of Olive Baptist Church at 1836 East Olive Road…

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Escambia ICU bed availability down to 8 percent

Yesterday, I picked up on the decrease in ICU beds locally. The News Service of Florida reports the availability is 19.7 percent statewide and only…

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Ascension Sacred Heart responds to Gov. DeSantis

Ascension Sacred Heart plans to open two community clinics on Wednesday in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County that will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to local…

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